'USA!' Women's World Cup team honored at ticker-tape parade
Confetti blanketed Manhattan’s “Canyon of Heroes” on Friday as the U.S. women’s soccer team — fresh off their World Cup triumph — was feted by thousands of cheering fans.
Members of the women’s team waved from floats to the throngs of supporters screaming “USA! USA! USA!” before the fanfare ended with a high-energy celebration at City Hall Park.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio was on hand to give the soccer stars a key to the city. He told the crowd that the team’s victory was an inspiration and a resounding message about the “power of women.”
“Young women who watched that game will grow up and they’ll tell their daughters and tell their sons about that 2015 championship team that made history — that opened minds and brought us together,” de Blasio said.
The U.S. women trounced Japan in a 5-2 victory on Sunday — marking their first World Cup win since 1999.
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